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Bracewell Named 2020 Oil & Gas Law Firm of the Year in U.S. News ‒ Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” Report

Law Firm of the Year in O&G Law


HOUSTON – Bracewell LLP was named Law Firm of the Year in Oil & Gas Law in the 2020 U.S. News Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” report. The honor follows last year’s recognition of Bracewell as Law Firm of the Year in Energy Law.

Oil & Gas Law led the way for Bracewell in the 2020 “Best Law Firms” rankings, where the firm also picked up national Tier 1 honors in Appellate Practice, Banking and Finance Law, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Energy Law, Environmental Law, Project Finance Law, Public Finance Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Tax Law and Trademark Law.

In addition to being nationally ranked in 25 practice areas, Bracewell received 68 metropolitan rankings in Austin, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, New York City, San Antonio, Seattle and Washington, DC. The firm’s metropolitan accolades include 36 Tier 1 regional rankings across seven cities.

The following is a complete list of Bracewell practices ranked in the 2020 “Best Law Firms” report:

National Rankings:

Appellate Practice – Tier 1
Banking and Finance Law – Tier 1
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Commercial Litigation
Corporate Law
Criminal Defense: White-Collar – Tier 1
Employment Law: Management
Energy Law – Tier 1
Environmental Law – Tier 1
Financial Services Regulation Law
Labor Law: Management
Litigation: Environmental
Litigation: Intellectual Property
Litigation: Labor & Employment
Litigation: Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Natural Resources Law
Oil & Gas Law – Tier 1
Project Finance Law – Tier 1
Public Finance Law – Tier 1
Real Estate Law
Securities/Capital Markets Law – Tier 1
Securities Regulation
Tax Law – Tier 1
Technology Law
Trademark Law – Tier 1

Regional Rankings:

Austin
Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Energy Law – Tier 1
Environmental Law – Tier 1
Litigation: Banking & Finance
Litigation: Construction – Tier 1
Litigation: Environmental – Tier 1
Public Finance Law – Tier 1
Tax Law
Water Law – Tier 1

Dallas/Fort Worth
Commercial Litigation
Public Finance Law – Tier 1
Real Estate Law – Tier 1

Houston
Appellate Practice – Tier 1
Banking and Finance Law – Tier 1
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law – Tier 1
Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation – Tier 1
Corporate Law – Tier 1
Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Education Law – Tier 1
Employment Law: Management – Tier 1
Energy Law – Tier 1
Financial Services Regulation Law – Tier 1
International Trade and Finance Law
Labor Law: Management
Litigation: Labor & Employment – Tier 1
Litigation: Patent
Natural Resources Law – Tier 1
Oil & Gas Law – Tier 1
Patent Law
Project Finance Law – Tier 1
Public Finance Law – Tier 1
Real Estate Law – Tier 1
Securities/Capital Markets Law – Tier 1
Securities Regulation
Tax Law – Tier 1
Technology Law – Tier 1

New York City
Administrative/Regulatory Law
Appellate Practice
Banking and Finance Law
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Bet-the-Company Litigation
Criminal Defense: White-Collar – Tier 1
Trademark Law – Tier 1

San Antonio
Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation – Tier 1
Employment Law: Management – Tier 1
Immigration Law
Labor Law: Management – Tier 1
Litigation: Labor & Employment – Tier 1

Seattle
Litigation: Intellectual Property
Tax Law – Tier 1

Washington, DC
Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Corporate Compliance Law
Criminal Defense: General Practice
Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Energy Law – Tier 1
Environmental Law – Tier 1
Legal Malpractice Law: Defendants
Litigation: Environmental
Litigation: Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Litigation: Securities
Oil & Gas Law – Tier 1
Professional Malpractice Law: Defendants
Public Finance Law
Securities/Capital Markets Law

U.S. News & World Report’s U.S. News and Woodward/White’s Best Lawyers® annually join together to rank more than 14,000 firms across the United States. The U.S. News Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, and peer review from leading lawyers in their field, as well as additional information provided by law firms. To be eligible for a ranking in a particular practice area and metro region, a law firm must have at least one lawyer who is included in Best Lawyers® in that particular practice area and metro area.